Dark Force | HaandBryggeriet

Dark ForceDark Force
BA SCORE
3.96/5
518 Ratings
Dark ForceDark Force
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
HaandBryggeriet
Norway
haandbryggeriet.net

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
From a country far, far away, comes the only imperial Wheat stout in the known universe. This Imperial really strikes back. Made with wheat malt and wheat yeast.

Added by Sigmund on 06-17-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,950
Reviews:
320
Ratings:
518
pDev:
11.36%
Bros Score:
3.67
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
51
Trade:
2
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Photo of dsshuck
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msumike89
3.58/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of killcore
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Beginner2
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Big mistake to drink this by myself and expect to have clarity the next morning.
Personally, the only improvement is to roast some of the dark malts a little less. Either the roasted malts or the hops (or both) left a bit too much bitterness in my mouth.

A "1001" beer and deservedly so for bringing wheat into the RIS world.

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Photo of bishopdc0
3.43/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A nice pour into an Unibrou tulip. Very thick dark head.

The nose is far nothing to describe

The taste is a big wheat stout ,soft with chocolate, slight crystal malt notes and a slight astringency with a lingering "wheat" character.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tripledbrew
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexAfonin
5/5  rDev +26.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of drpimento
3.96/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very good, although I don't pick up anything "wheat" and there is a chalky aspect. Good roast, coffee, cocoa, black patent malt, leather, earth, umami qualities in both aroma and flavor

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Photo of Saviour
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shelby415
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nightrain87
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of draheim
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL into a tulip. Pours a deep chocolate w/ a rich mocha head.

Aroma is chocolate and coffee, bitter roasted malt, earthy, nutty.

Taste is likewise chocolatey and bitter. Coffee

Mouthfeel is surprisingly dry, medium bodied.

Overall a really nice straightforward imperial stout.

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Photo of crazyfoMostout
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchengcit
4.36/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Magister_Beav
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of itchytasty
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emyers
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at the beer market in Rochester, ny.

Appearance: black, thick medium brown head dissipating after about a minute into a nice lacing.

Smell: Cocoa powder, roasted barley, oak, molasses.

Taste: a little richer than the aroma, the wheat adds an interesting spicy flavor to a backbone of dark chocolate and molasses. Hints of smoke. Complex. No real alcohol heat, finish is semi-sweet.

Mouthfeel: full-bodied, but noticeably cut by the wheat.

Overall: very solid imperial stout.

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Photo of sludgegnome
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JackieKu
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakea
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.12/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dmmichaud
4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.49/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Dark Force from HaandBryggeriet
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 518 ratings
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